Apr 21 2014

Behind the Panels Issue 96 – The Amazing Spider-man 2



Behind-the-Panels-iss96-Cover-ArtWelcome to Issue 96 of Behind the Panels, the comic book show that has action as its reward.

In this issue, the Eisner Award nominees are announced for the year, and Grant Morrison’s Multiversity finally arrives. THEN it’s Sinestro, Hulk, Genesis, Translucid and the end of Superior Spider-man in What We’ve Been Reading. PLUS we go to the movies for our incredibly Kick-Ass Pick of the Week: The Amazing Spider-man 2. This is Behind the Panels.

Your Hosts: Richard Gray, David McVay, Dave Longo and guest Nicholas McVay

Next (Issue 97): Spider-man: Family Business  by Mark Waid & James Robinson, Gabrielle Dell’Otto & Werther Dell’Edera

Vintage Clip

Spider-man Strikes Back (1978)

What We’ve Been Reading

This Week (16 April 2014): Superior Spider-man #31, Sinestro #1, Translucid #1 (Boom!), Star Mage #1, Genesis (Image), Hulk #1, Batman #30, Batman Eternal #2, Harley Quinn #5. (Also catching up: All-New Doop #1, Daredevil #1.50, Iron Fist the Living Weapon #1, Nightcrawler #1)

Next Week (23 April 2014): Original Sin #0, Conan the Avenger #1 (Dark Horse), Batman Eternal #3, Justice League United #0, Secret Origins #1, 24 #1 (IDW), Daredevil #2, Elektra #1 (Haden Blackman/Mike Del Mundo), Guardians of the Galaxy #14 (aka #100)

News Headlines

  • The nominees for the 2014 Eisner Awards were announced this week, with Fantagraphics and Image Comics leading the pack. Individual titles receiving the most nominations include Marvel’s Hawkeye, Image’s Saga, DC/Vertigo’s The Wake, and Top Shelf’s March: Book One.
  • DC Comics has announced a third weekly series, Earth 2: Worlds End. It features a staff of writers that includes Daniel H. Wilson, Tom Taylor, Paul Levitz, Marguerite Bennet, and Mike Johnson.
  • Grant Morrisons Multiversity series will finally arrive at DC in August with an all-star team of artists that includes Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, Ben Oliver, Frank Quitely, Cameron Stewart and more.
  • With Teen Titans and Suicide Squad relaunching this year, DC has also announced that Nightwing will trade in the cape for code as he joins the life of a superspy in Grayson this July
  • DC has confirmed that its digital-first Adventures of Superman series concluded this week with issue #51
  • Marvel’s Young Avengers series by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie has won a GLAAD Media Award for “Outstanding Comic Book.”
  • Later this year, Warren Ellis will reboot the Project Superpowers universe for Dynamite, as the publisher continues to celebrate its 10th anniversary
  • Fox has picked up Mark Millar’s Superior for a film adaptation, with regular collaborator Matthew Vaughan producing
  • The DC/Vertigo series Scalped is heading to the small screen, with cable network WGN America developing the Jason Aaron penned book for television

Talking Point

Amazon buys Comixology

Kick Ass Pick of the Week

This week we head to the movies and watch The Amazing Spider-man 2 out now from Sony.

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